Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance

The money you borrow to finance your legal education is an investment in your future. Please be assured that you are in good company—Nearly 80% of Cumberland School of Law students receive some form of financial assistance, and you have very helpful financing options available to you.

By completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or “FAFSA” form, you are eligible to receive Stafford law school loans from the federal government in the amount of $20,500. To cover the rest of the cost of attendance, our students obtain the Graduate Plus Loan, which covers the full cost of your Cumberland School of Law education minus any other financial aid you receive. With these two federal loans, you will be able to cover the full cost to attend at the law school.

Make sure you create a budget and stick to it, living as frugally as possible. As the adage says: “If you ‘live it up’ now, you’ll have to live like a student later.”

In terms of scholarship opportunity at Cumberland School of Law, the law school awarded more than three million dollars in scholarship assistance to certain entering and current students most years. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria, from overall outstanding scholarship, leadership, academic achievement, and diversity to various alumni-sponsored awards. Awards for selected entering students range from partial assistance all the way up to full tuition plus books plus a one-time stipend of $5000. The best part is that all you have to do to be considered for a part of the three million plus dollars is gain admission to the law school. All admitted applicants are considered for scholarship eligibility; there are no additional forms to be filled out or submissions to be made. There are also a wide variety of outside sources to which one can apply for scholarships and grants. 
 
At Cumberland School of Law, there are many ways to turn your dream of attending law school into reality and manage your financial assistance, via internal and external scholarships and/or federal and private loans.



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